1875 Meiji 8 Japanese Map of Luzon, the Philippines

Philippines-meiji8-1875
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[Untitled,  Philippines] 第二圖 / Map Two.
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1875 Meiji 8 Japanese Map of Luzon, the Philippines

Philippines-meiji8-1875

Rare 19th Century Japanese Map of Luzon, the Philippines.

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Title


[Untitled, Philippines] 第二圖 / Map Two.
  1875 (undated)    18.25 x 19.254 in (46.355 x 48.90516 cm)     1 : 1100000

Description


A scarce Meiji 8, 1875 Japanese issue plan or map of Luzon in the Philippines. Centered on Manila Bay, the map covers all of Luzon north of Legazpi, Marinduque, and northern Mindoro. The map is primarily a nautical cart although there is some inland detail and topography. Manila is the only city identified. Three lighthouses in Manila bay are noted. This map was prepared to illustrate an extremely rare Meiji Era Japanese travelogue describing a voyage to Thailand or Siam. We have identified only two other examples of this map located in the archives of the Waseda University Library, Tokyo; the Kyoto University Library, Kyoto.

Source


Siamese Kikouzu (暹羅紀行図 ), Tokyo : Kōbush) 1875.    

Condition


Very good. Minor toning and wear on original fold lines. Else clean. A few minor wormhole repairs.

References


OCLC 838714642. Waseda University Library, 292.37038 njb / 8. Kyoto University Library, 1960818789.